Saturday, September 26, 2015

Self realization lesson 1

There is 1 thing that I learned very hard way. My belief become more strong when I listened again by some of the best speakers.

My personnel take about competition.

Whenever I tried competing with other people, I always performed very well, competition does boosts my performance but only for a short amount of time and after that I break down. But whenever I am competing with myself such that to improve myself every day without competing with anyone just myself only then I sustain.

Competition is just a external short term motivation that help you to excel for some time but if you want to sustain, you have to bring the zeal from inside and nothing can help you in doing that except your thoughts.

Also, competition does not let you enjoy your journey as it just focuses on ends. But life is all about journey. We have limited destinations and milestones and this life is all about journey connecting those. So, it is very important that journey should be beautiful. Even if you purchase any flight or rail ticket, it always says have a safe journey.

I remember 1 instance during my morning walk in botanical garden.It was told to me by 1 old person as a part of story sharing session in laughter club. He told that 1 youngster started walk, then run, then he started using stopwatch and then he target to increase his speed. There is nothing wrong in this but he get so obsesses with timings that he forgets to enjoy the gift of life i.e. morning walk. After sometime, he get bored of this and started hitting gym. On the other hand, there are people who never misses their morning walk, they are not worried about timings and all, they just enjoyed their morning time with the company of nature. They may be slow but are regular.

And miles to go before I sleep. . .  .  .  .  .  .  .    .      .           .           .             .    . . . . .  Robert Frost

Check my another post in this series Self realization here.

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Dubai Diaries 2- Mesmerizing Dubai Fountains

Dubai Fountains is among top 10 things to do in Dubai. There is huge crowd turned everyday to see Fountains especially on weekends. Fountain shows start at 6 pm and continue till 11 in night with show every 30 minutes. The shows last for 4-5 minutes. On our visit to Dubai mall, We were there during 6-11 and catch more than 5 shows. Some from At the top, Burj Khalifa, Some from the Souk Al bahar. It was free of cost. 

Initially, we didnt expect much but these shows turned out to be superb. The dancing fountains are in sync with music. Also, Different music was played in every different show from Hit hollywood numbers to bollywood numbers (Hindi Music) to top Arabic music. This is something not to be missed. 

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Also sharing 2 videos I captured from my mobile phone. 

Below is another video captured from 124th floor of Burj Khalifa during night time. 

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Trip to Singapore - 2

  18th August 2015

I get down at Singapore Airport at around 6 am. I took a flight by Singapore airlines from Hyderabad. My Hotel was located at Clarke quay. That was a beautiful place looks very glamorous.    My suite was at 22nd floor in Novotel having superb view covering the Singapore skyline including Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay sands , Boat quay. Sharing some of the pictures from my window, infact a whole glass wall opening to the beautiful view.

Just after sunrise

Glamorous Singapore. View of Raffles city, Marina bay sands and Flyer
After I went to the office on the very 1st day and told everyone that I am staying at clarke, Everyone was excited saying that's the ultimate place to stay. I started waiting for the weekend to explore more. One thing was very evident that this place boasts of vibrant leisure, lifestyle destination consisting of pubs, clubs and high end restaurants. 

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Trip to Singapore- 1

Singapore is my 2nd country that I visited after Dubai. This visit happened within month after I returned from Dubai. Also, there is long list of blogs pending from trip to Dandeli, to Dubai as well as Singapore due to nature of my work which is kind of very hectic from last few months.

Unlike Dubai, I was on a short business visit to Singapore for 30 days which means I have 4 weekends and 8 full days for Singapore visit. I was very excited and also planned to utilize my time in Singapore effectively.

Singapore Flyer

Hotel Marina Bay sands to Singapore is what Burj Khalifa to Dubai

My Stay was at the Hotel Novotel, Clarke quay which is situated in the heart of the city for 1 week and in Hotel Holiday Inn express situated in Orchard road.
Let me tell you the places that I cover during my stay and I am quite satisfied as I covered good number of places.

Day 1: I covered Marina bay sands, Merlion Park, Little India, Esplanade, Mustafa café.
Day 2: I went to Singapore Flyer
Day 3: I went to Sentosa island, Universal studios
Day 4: I visited Botanical gardens
Day 5: Spend time in some coolest places in Clarky quay like Red dot and enjoyed the Green Beer of the Singapore.
Day 6: Visited garden by the bay
Day7:  Covered MacRitchie forest trails consisting of 11 km nature walk
Day 8: Visited Pulau Ubin island, known for cycling in a lush green pollution free environment. There is no diesel/petrol operated vehicles.
Day 9: Went to southern ridges that included Henderson waves consisting of 9 km walk.

Some of the other things that were on my list but I missed are, Jurong bird park, Night safari, Kusu Island.
I must say I was stunned by the greenery in the Singapore. I have not seen a place where you cannot see the trees. Also, there are so many parks and runners path/nature trail for people who love to take long walks amidst nature. For nature lover, it’s a heaven.

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